Life Sciences class in the lab

Key facts

Total expected intake (2018 entry)
Biochemistry/Biotechnology: 150
Biological Sciences: 150

Applications : Admissions ratio
6 : 1 (for 2015 entry)

Research Excellence Framework 2014
1st of UK multi-faculty universities based on research intensity

About the Department

Imperial’s Department of Life Sciences comprises one of the largest life science groups in Europe.

We embrace the full breadth of modern life science activity, and our internationally leading research programme is grouped around themes that currently include molecular mechanisms of disease, evolutionary biology, infection and immunity, plant biology and microbiology, as well as both systems and synthetic biology.

We are also involved in major cross-College initiatives in bioenergy, synthetic biology, infectious disease and climate change, and have cross-institution links with the Francis Crick Institute, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility.

Our outstanding facilities for teaching and research include a state-of-the-art biological imaging centre, a flow cytometry centre, stem cell culture rooms, pathogen manipulation suites, and world class equipment for biological mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and x-ray crystallography.

Our partnerships with industry, other institutions overseas, and other departments at Imperial mean that we are able to offer many opportunities for overseas study, a year in industry or research, and interdisciplinary studies such as management or learning a language as part of your degree.

 

Courses

Biological Sciences courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240/270 ECTS):

Four-year courses with Language for Science (270 ECTS):

Five-year course (300 ECTS):

* Apply initially to BSc Biological Sciences (C100)

Biochemistry courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

Four-year courses with Language for Science (270 ECTS):

Five-year course (300 ECTS):

* Apply initially to BSc Biochemistry (C700)

Biotechnology courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ETCS):

Four-year courses with Language for Science (270 ECTS):

Five-year course (300 ECTS):

* Apply initially to BSc Biotechnology (J700)

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.